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February 13, 2019 - 6:26 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Sexual harassment victims are urging New York lawmakers to do more to address the problem during a legislative hearing that supporters say is decades overdue. Lawmakers say Wednesday's hearing in Albany was the first hearing focused on harassment in nearly 30 years. Female...
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February 13, 2019 - 6:21 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The state Senate's Democratic majority is planning a series of public hearings examining New York's public transit systems. Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, announced Wednesday that the first meeting will be held Tuesday in Manhattan in the Senate...
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February 12, 2019 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the White House on Tuesday to urge President Donald Trump to rethink a provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that Cuomo says is prompting a sharp decline in state revenues. Democrat Cuomo met with the Republican president to discuss the $10,000 cap...
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February 12, 2019 - 3:53 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Democrats in the New York state Senate say they're putting a new focus on climate change after taking over from Republican lawmakers who had resisted calls for action. The Senate held a hearing Tuesday on legislation to move the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050...
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Valerie Reyes New Rochelle
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February 12, 2019 - 11:12 am
GREENWICH, CT (1010 WINS) -- An arrest has been made in the death of a woman who was found stuffed inside of a suitcase in Greenwich. Reyes was found dead on February 5, after being reported missing by her family. RELATED: Mother of murdered New Rochelle woman says daughter feared for her life |...
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February 11, 2019 - 5:03 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board's probe of a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York has not yet identified a cause, according to a preliminary report released Monday, after weeks of wrangling between federal inspectors and a local prosecutor over access to physical...
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Valerie Reyes New Rochelle
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February 08, 2019 - 11:13 am
NEW ROCHELLE, NY (1010 WINS) -- A vigil was held in New Rochelle on Thursday night, for Valerie Reyes, whose body was found in a suitcase in Greenwich, Connecticut. RELATED: Woman's body, bound at feet and hands, found in suitcase on Conn. Roadside | Conn. police continue probe into body found in...
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February 07, 2019 - 4:49 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Molestation victims are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to quickly sign into law the Child Victims Act, which would extend the statute of limitations so victims have more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers.State lawmakers passed the bill last week and now...
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February 06, 2019 - 1:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending New York's new state abortion law after it was criticized by President Donald Trump during Tuesday's State of the Union address. In an op-ed published Wednesday in The New York Times, the Democratic governor also pushed back against Trump's call...
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Letitia James
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February 06, 2019 - 12:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- For people in the U.S. illegally, speaking up about missing wages can come at a big cost: deportation. Authorities and activists say that since President Donald Trump's 2016 election they've seen an increase in reports of dodgy bosses threatening to call federal immigration agents...
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